The new ‘Chiang Mai Spa Society’ is looking
for members. Their aim is to make Chiang Mai the “Wellness Capital of
Asia”. The Spa society is supported by the Ministry of Public Health and
Chiang Mai Public Health office. To become a member your field and interest
should be from one of the following categories: health service (spas &
long stay lodgings); health products (herbal products) or medical service
(private hospitals). The Spa Society would like to set up standards for spas
and support tourism - regarding spas - in northern Thailand. For more
information contact President Ms Kanokwan Soonthornnond of Northern Heritage
Spa Resort, Vice President Ms Ampai Sheehan of Siam Spa or Vice President
Siwapong Kumwang from Jirung Health Resort (053 861 511-3).
Official English Toastmasters - Be one of the charter
members of the official USA Toastmasters Club in Chiang Mai by contacting:
Mr. Krit at tel. 053 861 511, or Mrs. Margaret at tel. 053 247083.
Nature Walk with the Bearhugs Club
at Kum Naresuan (formerly the Erawan Resort) – Maesa Valley. Join the
Bearhugs Club for nature walks in a private sanctum. Communicate with nature
in a heavenly environment. “In Rhythm with Nature, we throttle along …
And if we are happy, we sing a song … The birds and the bees, look out
from the trees … And maybe a monkey will come for some …. Say,
cheese…” Warm up for reassembling: the Mango Family Acoustic Rock Band
– we use real rocks! Join the fun every Sunday 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Free to
members only – please show your cards at the gate. For membership call
09-8555923 (single 1000 baht/year – family 1500 baht/year). Members with
dogs may bring them along – but they must be kept on a leash at all times!
Please bring own refreshments. We walk even if it is raining.
The well known restaurant‚ Le Coq d’Or’ in
Chiang Mai offers new light summer lunch menus, starting at
only 390 baht ++ for a 4-course menu plus coffee or tea. So next time you
feel like dining in a most elegant, yet relaxed, setting, take your business
partners or family there. For reservations call Khun Kitti, the restaurant
manager at 053 282 024 or 053 801 501.
Are you pining for some homemade breakfast
before hitting the town? Or maybe a light lunch? Stop in at Petri’s,
a small neighborhood restaurant, opposite Kad Suan Kaew. Toast, homemade
pita bread, juice, butter, jam, coffee as much as you like plus a big
selection of breakfast items to choose from. Like Swedish potato pancakes
with bacon or an omelet with cream stuffing of shrimp, ham, bacon or
mushroom. All served for only 95 baht.
La Gondola Restaurant, located at the Riverside
Garden of Rimping Condo (next to Nakornping Bridge), now features a Weekend
Pasta Buffet at 189 baht (children 129 baht), every Saturday and
Sunday from noon until 3 p.m. Phone 053 235 942 for reservations.
Sunday Brunch is back! By popular demand, the Amari
Rincome Hotel has re-introduced the famous Sunday Brunch,
which is now more deliciously tempting than ever before. So, forget about
your diet for one day and spoil yourself with a cornucopia of special
delights created by the executive chef from Ireland, Adrian O’Herlihy.
Make a reservation at La Gritta Restaurant and enjoy unlimited
gourmet treats for the whole family. Every Sunday from 11.30 – 14.00 hrs.
Adults 350 baht, children 200 baht net.
Do you need a special birthday cake? European style? To
Nobody Restaurant offers cakes for any occasion, anybody
and in any style. Just order 3 days in advance with Chef Joerg at 053 214
483 or come by the restaurant to do it in person.
Childbirth Preparation Classes
- Especially for first time parents who are interested in the Bradley
method, Juanita Duong, Diane Smith and Lori Rowe work together to teach a
series of two 2-hour classes that will help prepare a couple for the birth
of their baby. After the birth, one of these nurses will also do a follow-up
visit to answer any newborn questions as well as assist with breast-feeding
if needed. Contact Raintree Community Resource Center (053-262-660)
if you are interested in the classes, which are offered free of charge.
Environmental education for free! Chiang Mai
University’s Forest Restoration Research Unit is pleased to announce that
its new education program can provide free training and extension services
to schools and other community groups in forestry and other environmental
issues. Discover biodiversity along a forest trail, learn how to grow trees
at our nurseries or join a tree planting day. Classroom events or field
workshops; 1/2 day to 3 day programs to suit your needs. Contact [email protected]
.ac.th or call 053 943348 or 053 943346 x 1134 or 1135.
Free Aerobic Classes - Chiang Mai Municipality is
teaching aerobic classes free of charge. Monday through Friday at the old
municipality sports stadium (gym 2) between 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Wanted: Singers! Can you
sing? Would you like to try out for Chiang Mai’s only community choir?
Contact Ellen Clark, choir secretary, on 053 309 187 (office), 053 853 265
(home), 01 883 2423 (cell), or email [email protected]
Saturday jazz at the Amari Rincome Hotel -
each Saturday at 6.30-10.00 p.m., La Gritta Restaurant at the Amari Rincome
Hotel, Chiang Mai arranges a live jazz performance by Daeng Fantastic team
of four. Listen to jazz favorites down the years, and enjoy a specialty
theme buffet created by expert chef, Adrian O’Herlihy. Bring along family
The Blue Note, a high class music club on Lamphun
Road, offers music for music lovers. Swing, Bossanova, Blues, Soul and Jazz
on a very high level but at a very agreeable volume! For reservations call
Gunter or Wassana at 053 249 912 or just drop by. Blue Note is open daily
from 7 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Attention everyone in Chiang Mai - you are invited to the
annual Grace International School Rummage/Yard/Garage Sale! In
addition to used items for sale, there will be delicious hamburgers/hot
dogs/desserts/shakes. There’s a car wash for your convenience. Special
note: please come with Christmas in mind. We have a special Christmas Corner
featuring NGO’s with unique and fun items for sale. When? Saturday
November 1, 8 a.m. until noon. Where? Grace International School,
Hang Dong Road before the Samoeng Road intersection. Look for signs to the
World Club and to Grace International School. Want more info? Call
Photo Exhibition: “Seen” by V. Suvin from
October 1 – 28 at Gong Dee Studio on Soi 1 Nimmanhaemin Road.
Opening Reception on October 1, with Thepsiri Sooksopa as the guest speaker.
The 5th International Festival of Dance & Music
is still on in Bangkok. So if you have time and you are interested in music
and culture, don’t miss it. It’s taking place at the Thailand
Cultural Center, in Ratchadaphisek Road. Tickets for all events are
available online at www.thai ticketmaster.com (you can even choose your seat
numbers there) or call 02-661-6835/7 or 02-273-5200. Just a quick overview
what is coming up: Southeast Asian Youth Orchestra and Wind Ensemble
on Oct 5 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. 136 young musicians from eight
countries in Southeast Asia. It will be conducted by Russell Guyver from
London and Eugene Migliaro Corporon from the US. Tickets from 300 baht up. October
7th at 7.30 p.m. Kreidler Group and James Morrison Sextet.
The program begins with the Kreidler group, Germany’s most innovative
electronic music group. Classic analogue and digital sounds. The second part
will feature James Morrison Sextet with Emma Pask, a New York style jazz
band, offering original tunes and contemporary jazz. Tickets from 300 baht
up. On Oct 9 at 7:30 p.m. Airs, Images & Piazzolla
Calderra performed by the Paul Taylor Dance Company from the US. The
program features three productions: Airs composed by Handel, Images composed
by Claude Debussy and Piazzolla Calderra composed by Astor Piazzolla and
Jerzy Petersburshsky. Tickets from 600 baht up.
Looking for a wheelchair? Hopefully not! But many poor
disabled children in Chiangmai are. So why not donate one for only 7000 baht?
Visit the Freedom Wheelchair Workshop across from the Chiangmai Disabled
Center, 133/1 Rajapakinai Road, Chiang Mai (near Thapae Gate).
Laundry and Internet service, traditional Thai massage,
Thai language courses. You find it all at the Chiangmai Disabled Center,
133/1 Rajapakinai Road, Chiangmai (near Thapae Gate).
Tune-in to the English language radio program
‘Helping Hand’, broadcast daily from 7.30-9.00 pm. The program
can be heard on Radio Thailand Chiang Mai FM 93.25 MHZ, and provides
useful information to both Thai nationals and foreigners alike.
German speaking protestant service: The next
service of the German Christian evangelic service in Chiang Mai will be held
on October 12 at the auditorium of the German Christian School (CDSC)
at 16.00 hours. If you would like to join, try to come around 15.00 hours,
since the service always starts with coffee and cakes and getting to know